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CNG 109, Lot: 199. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Drachm (16.5mm, 4.19 g, 7h). Seleukeia on the Tigris II mint. Struck circa 295-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena standing right in quadriga of elephants, brandishing spear and shield; Θ behind Athena, anchor and AT monogram before her. SC 131.5c; HGC 9, 32a; CSE 923 (this coin). VF, deeply toned, slightly off center. Good metal for issue.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Heritage 3035 (3 September 2014), lot 29110; Arthur Houghton Collection.